After three of his fighting cocks went missing, a Sattahip farmer finally found the thief: A giant water monitor lizard.
Nai Ngamkaseam, 50, called authorities to his Soi Najomtien 9 where family members had the three-meter-long reptile tied up.
Nai said three of his prize birds worth more than 30,000 baht each had gone missing.
On June 15 he was inside and heard a noise in the henhouse. He came out to see the hungry lizard trying to snare dinner.